Cinema does not stop, and neither does its releases. Here is a list from the BBC of the best films released so far this year despite the pandemic.
Da 5 Bloods
From the acclaimed director Spike Lee, creator of famous films such as Malcolm X and BlacKkKlansman, the latter nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards, comes Da 5 Bloods. A film that tells the story of 4 African-American war veterans who battle against the forces of man and nature on their return to Vietnam, where they arrive to look for the remains of their former leader, and also the gold remains that their leader helped them hide.
The comments from film critics and the audience are favorable, having a rating on RottenTomatoes of 92%. Recommended.
Available on Netflix. You can see the entertaining trailer here.
The Personal History of David Copperfield
From the creator of Veep and The Death of Stalin comes The Personal Story of David Copperfield. Available on Amazon Prime Video, the film is a comedy-drama about the life of David Copperfield, from birth to adulthood.
Starring Dev Patel, known for his starring role in Slumdog Millionaire, this film promises to take audiences to surreal Victorian England, full of adventure and comedy, putting a fun twist on the original Charles Dickens story.
You can see the trailer here.
For lovers of suspense comes The Hunt, a controversial thriller that tells how a group of liberals kidnaps right-wing civilians and hunts them in the middle of a forest to death. It was scheduled to premiere on September 27, 2019, but due to the murders in the United States in Dayton and El Paso, it was postponed to March 13th of this year.
The representation of liberals vs. those on the right is something that was denoted from the conception of the script, originally titled «Red State vs. Blue State», prompting US President Donald Trump to send a tacit tweet about the film, writing that liberal Hollywood «are racists of a higher level as they create their own chaos and blame others«. However, other film critics argue that the film actually has a more right-wing anti-liberal tone and that it has been misinterpreted by conservatives.
Starring Hilary Swank, Emma Roberts, and Glenn Howerton, this film had a theatrical premiere but did not last long due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is currently available on Amazon Prime Video.
You can see the trailer here.
From Brazil, this epic story is about Bacurau, a village in Brazil that is in mourning over the death of its matriarch. As the days go by, things like maps and telephones begin to disappear, until reaching events that terrorize the villagers of the town.
The film by Brazilian directors Juliano Dornelles and Kebler Mendonça Filho has already received good reviews, winning awards at film festivals such as Cannes Film Festival, and the public as well, being a billboard sensation in Brazil and obtaining a score of 7.5 in IMD.
«Formally exciting and narratively bold, Bacurau relies on modern Brazilian sociopolitical concerns to present a compelling, genre-mix drama,» is the consensus received by RottenTomatoes that gave the film a 91% acceptance rate.
The movie is available on Amazon Prime Video. You can watch the trailer for the award-winning film here.
If you loved seeing Anya Taylor-Joy in Split, you can now see her performance in Emma. This romance, comedy and drama film follows Emma Woodhouse, a young British woman living in the UK Regency Period, who meddles in the love lives of her friends.
While critics allude that there are better film versions of Jane Austen’s novel, the portrayal of the character by actress Anya Taylor-Joy has been well received.
The movie is available on Amazon Prime Video. You can see the trailer for the entertaining movie here.